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. we want to be flexible and respond to market demand. we have done analysis of what impact on the design -- for example, having 1.3 million square feet of office, were 1.7. how does that change the design and expressed about is that we had before but keep them current? there is an interest in corporate campuses. that could take different forms. so we are exploring all of those. we are also looking at where best to locate residential properties. our inclination at this point is along the northern part of the site, sloping down to the major park. that could be the best location for residential components. with respect to retail, we do not want to overbuild. we want to build at the right level so that we do not have empty storefronts on the ground floor. those are important in terms of the pedestrian experience, the
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vibrancy of the project. given the proximity to the ballpark, given the fact that mission bay is generally underserved by retail, we think this project has a great opportunity. but we have to have an interesting mix that is neighborhood and visitor serving, ahas local character and. some of those areas are along the northern part edge, which would give it more exposure to the proximity of the ballpark and along some of the linkages that exist between the two parks themselves. we have been working quite hard also on how to design the parking structures and how it interfaces with the streets grid, public-service build the proposed for the block across mission rock street. our mantra throughout all of this is to come up with a flexible approach.
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if we target 1.3 million square feet of office, that we can pick it, if the market for residential seems to be more promising. we may submit a design in september, but it is a design that we then could alter, as market conditions change. mission bay is building out, sales force acquired a number of those parcels at pier 70. it is off and running. there is an uptick in interest in this site and is part of town, in general. we are involved with interacting with potential tenants and are it excited that things are turning around but are still cautious about this challenging environment. so our objective is to meet the deadlines and exceed them. we will be back in front of you into timber with lots of new work -- september with lots of new work, hopefully to reach a
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new term sheet agreement. we are hopeful to meet the ena deadline by next september to have a complete term sheet endorsement, and we are hoping to be able to get to that by the beginning of next year so that we can move this project more rapidly thanthe ena guidelines suggest. i am up here to answer questions. we are excited about moving forward. you will see a lot of activity coming in many ways, the next tranche of time is the most important on the project. a lot of things get done and exposed to the public, reactions from the public, formal reactions. >> thank you. we do have public comment. dennis mackenzie.
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>> thank you, commissioners. welcome to the commission, commissioner crowley. i teach in the public high schools. i would like to read a brief summary of the proposal i share with you for a number of years as well as many local politicians and corporate agencies, and for those watching on tv, my proposal can be seen on my website, i want propose a public partnership to create positive education reform initiatives that are essential for the independent health and well- being for san francisco citizens and communities, including our high school and college-aged
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students. to summarize my proposals, i am expressing an interdisciplinary field of academy which i am proposing foreseeable law 337 -- for seawall lot 337. i am also including a sports management career path with academy. this project is one of seven major developments that will impact the entire city, including all san franciscans now and in future generations. as an element of the america's cup project, i am proposing a marine science pathway academy to be included as a permanent
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year-round facility on the waterfront in collaboration with mr. larry ellison and team of investors. as these major projects and partnerships evolve and other developments in the future, i request the port of san francisco take a leadership role in order to gain support from all the parties involved from the creation of a public service leadership academy located at the port of santhis facility can introduction for our high- school students for the real working world cooperation required between public and private partner entities to complete entitlement and review processes successfully. these field study academies will offer students and future leaders practical experiences that can assist them in understanding the classroom studies as critical to meeting their college and career goals and how successful businesses and resources are built through
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shared vision and cooperation and provide healthy, constructive and creative jobs, families and communities. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> good afternoon, commissioners. i hope you are doing well and enjoying this a beautiful weather. i am a resident of mission bay. i have some understanding of this project. i just have a couple of comments. this one is to jack in a certain sense. we do not have to look at bryant park in new york as far as what you are after was that park, the internal park. yerba buena gardens and at union
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square are beautiful examples of open space surrounded by large buildings. we do not have to trot out to new york to get our ideas. i think that concept you have a trying to organize the buildings so they either face the water or face the park would be a great attribute for both the offices and residences. again, learning from mission bay, the idea of breaking the buildings into different shapes and not making it so militaristic would be a really good idea. lastly -- retail has not been successful in mission bay. i don't know what the answer for that is. i don't know what the reason is.
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but looking around at new developments that have been successful, if you go to that international -- to the airport, the various terminals, there is somebody working out there who is a genius at getting interesting retail mixes into the area. one of their requirements are that they have to be local. that's an idea, isn't it? so you might think about that and find out who the genius is out there has been successful in attracting all of those wonderful shops and restaurants. lastly, in the thinking that people are stunned at the number of children there are living in mission bay and the parks are admittedly lovely, but up facilities for children are very poor to say the least.
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other kinds of facilities -- when you are planning your activities, if you could think about finding ways to meet the requirements for installing child care or small schools for the people in the neighborhood because right now, that does not exist. we have seen this plan and in general, i think i can say it is well liked. >> thank you. >> any other public comment on this item? >> one thing i failed to mention -- we have a standing weekly meeting with ports staff and we are actively working together on
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this. we have had a report on some of the variants of the design we're working on and we will continue to do that throughout the summer and invite any of the commissioners as well. we would be happy to meet with you about the progress of the project. with respect to retail, one of the things we think is missing in mission bay and one of the designs we have created is we have a more pedestrian-oriented experience and i think that's important for the viability of the retail. we have thought about that and what has worked and what hasn't. we want to do something different in that regard, as a thank you for that comment. >> thank you. any questions or comments? [laughter]
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i think it is very exciting and i am looking forward to being briefed on it as it moves forward. in keeping was some of the comments regarding children and giving -- given the proximity to the ballpark, one thing that has been lacking is planning in advance for event spaces or entertainment. i'm hoping that might be incorporated at the front and and that leads as often to the debates, but it seems like a perfect opportunity to include some more entertainment-oriented venues or music facilities while it is being constructed so that soundproofing can be set up. i would be remiss if i did not put in a bid for a dog park of some sort. >> i want to commend you on this
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plan. always, i want to hint upon what i believe is a true belief that we can get an arena. i know it is a bit self- serving, however i know you have to pay for it in some way, shape or form and hope is incorporated. i hope you guys are looking at it. thank you. >> i was curious. you wanted to see -- are there additional resources you are bringing in that to help move the project along? >> both companies are spending it and we anticipate spending more than a million dollars to try to complete the task we have at hand. more money will be spent as we move forward pass a term sheet and the endorsed design
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throughout the entitlement process. the giants as financial partners, the chief consultant to us -- that will be part of the project as well in a more limited financial role. >> i guess what i was driving at is do you plan to hire additional people who can take on parts of this because it is a monumental undertaking. >> we have a team of consultants from various disciplines. we will probably hire some additional sources to make sure we can get all of these tasks done. we have met with a project team and look at the schedule of all the things we need to do to meet our deadlines. they are all in the process of being under way and being worked on.
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there will be a flurry of activity and a large team of people working on this to bring this to you in september. >> if i'm not mistaken, you submitted another design in march. do you have a sense of where that is going to stand or shift dramatically? clearly at some point you have to come up with the final design. >> what we did is we took 18 different site plans. we turned things around and thought of different levels of office and different types of office and different levels of residential and so forth. we played around with the site plan to keep the values intact that were well endorsed by the public. but what different configurations could we make if we moved from a million square feet to 1.5 million square feet?
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what would it look like if we had one office campus? what would it look like if we had three? we invited the port staff to look at the different iterations and began to whittle down some of the ones that were not favor them look at the different aspects of the ones that had promised. what we intend to do this summer is produce a site plan that is the best of all of them, but also indicate that there will be variants in that and we will have to make certain assumptions and have a flexible entitlement situation where we might study more than one vision or a greater envelope than one vision. those divisions are based in certain assumptions that might change because of the market conditions.
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we have an entity interested in 500,000 square feet of office, we would work with them to incorporate their vision, so it is an ongoing process. in september, we anticipate a vision on paper that everyone can understand and the assumptions we can understand with the caveat that things may change relative to more office, less residential or vice versa. but the value and retail thinking will be maintained in the project. >> we are trying to be responsible about how we're going forward with that look at different types of iterations based on a different -- based on different market forces. >> once a project is entitled,
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do you get with ballroom within those entitlements? >> it depends on how we approach the rezoning. it is currently zoned open space from an earlier version of the plan. we envision a comprehensive rezoning effort. we have not fully determined which path we are going to follow. there are various zoning methodologies we could approach that could form based zoning that are flexible. the point is well taken that what ever resoundingly pursue on that site will have to be flexible because it's such a large site that the concept of master plan issues worried have flexibility to adjust. >> just all little addition to respond to your question -- you
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say you are holding to the streets and we want to have a certain amount of open space that can be shared by all. but then we get someone who wants a small grouping of office buildings. there is a way within the plan they could get their own private spaces as well as the shared spaces and different sizes of the configurations and if we had three quarters of this street that are absolutely said that another quarter might have flexibility, that's the kind of thing we need. in terms of program, a model might be treasure island. we have a program for that area and there has been flexibility as to how you can build some of less behalf flexibility but you know what the total volume this. there are a number of models in the city used to allow for
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justice long term development potential. >> i had to other questions. the 2600 parking spaces, how many are currently considered? >> we have about 3500 parking spaces for the ballpark. we opened with about 5500 parking spaces. the total of 2650 was based on having 2000 available for all park patrons because there and other users on the site, residents that have parking and people who want to use retail. there'll be more parking available than just the 2000 dedicated for all park users. we anticipate the garage will be used for office users and visitors during the night and it
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will be more economically effective. we will have less parking in the south than we do now and we are convinced this is an amount of parking that is enough that we can continue to attract fans to the ball games from santa cruz, sacramento, santa rosa and all the different places people come from that don't necessarily have the sea access by public transportation. we have 15 to 20 minute walk zones so people have other opportunities. we are keeping our eye on it and we lot parking resources to be used multiple times by office users and a ball park patron at night so that we could have the council responsible. it is based on a balanced approach where we encourage the use of public transportation resources but provide enough parking that people need to drive, that is the pattern they
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choose. we do not have a huge negative impact on people's accessibility to the ballpark. it is a balanced, responsible approach that we have and we think we can essentially shrink the footprint of the parking to the size of the parking structure and enable us to build on most of the site and generate financial return and do it in a strategic way so that you can realize economic benefit because people are walking through and enjoying the experience is on their way to the ballpark, much as they do today. with all the other businesses and restaurants. >> it goes without saying there will be an eye toward following the state of the art green
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building practices, energy efficiency, water reclamation? >> yes. we know that we need to meet the studies expectations with respect to sustainable development and that will be part of what we are about in this project. >> any other questions or comments? >> thank you for the update. i'm looking forward to the new concept. >> thank you. >> item number 10, new business. any public comment on new business? >> item 11, public comment? any public comment on public comment request or can i have a motion to adjourn? meeting adjourned at 4:26.
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>> the public wants to access particular information about your house or neighborhood we point them to gis.
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gis is a combination of maps and data. not a graphic you see on a screen. you get the traffic for the streets the number of crimes for a police district in a period of time. if the idea of combining the different layerce of information and stacking them on top of each other to present to the public. >> other types of gis are web based mapping systems. like google earth, yahoo maps. microsoft. those are examples of on line mapping systems that can be used to find businesses or get driving directions or check on traffic conditions. all digital maps. >> gis is used in the city of san francisco to better support what departments do. >> you imagine all the various
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elements of a city including parcels and the critical infrastructure where the storm drains are. the city access like the traffic lights and fire hydrants. anything you is represent in a geo graphic space with be stored for retrieval and analysis. >> the department of public works they maintain what goes on in the right-of-way, looking to dig up the streets to put in a pipe. with the permit. with mapping you click on the map, click on the street and up will come up the nchgz that will help them make a decision. currently available is sf parcel the assessor's application. you can go to the assessor's
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website and bring up a map of san francisco you can search by address and get information about any place in san francisco. you can search by address and find incidents of crime in san francisco in the last 90 days. we have [inaudible] which allows you to click on a map and get nchldz like your supervisor or who your supervisor is. the nearest public facility. and through the sf applications we support from the mayor's office of neighborhood services. you can drill down in the neighborhood and get where the newest hospital or police or fire station. >> we are positive about gis not only people access it in the
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office but from home because we use the internet. what we used to do was carry the large maps and it took a long time to find the information. >> it saves the city time and money. you are not taking up the time of a particular employee at the assessor's office. you might be doing things more efficient. >> they have it ready to go and say, this is what i want. >> they are finding the same things happening on the phone where people call in and ask, how do i find this information? we say, go to this website and they go and get the information easily. >> a picture tells a thousand stories. some say a map